I didn't look at Pinside for nine hours this afternoon.* I read 14 posts in this forum and I thought Oh no, I'm missing out on some great deal that everyone is drooling over. Instead zero project pins were posted, talk about a pin found at an estate sale, DE Jurassic park prices, etc.
Let's try to remember the intent of this forum:
Posting project pins that we found so that others can find a good deal, and help get more pins back into playable shape which helps our hobby.
Post fully working pins that are at a great price. Ex; You find a playable but un-shopped Meteor in really nice cosmetic shape for $600. We can debate the actual value (please don't), but let's agree that's a great deal.
If you see a pin with a problem that was posted in this forum, that may not be that noticeable to everyone else, point it out.
If you think a project pin is a great deal tell everyone.
If you think it's a scam, please share and help educate the rest of us as to why.
If you see a pin for sale at an estate sale or auction, post it here. We don't care the condition. Estate sales are a crap shoot, sometime people get huo pins for a fraction of it's value, other times they want crazy money. I bought a fully working pin for less than half it's value at an estate sale. Someone else posted it in this forum @nascarrey .
If you buy something because you read about it here first, tell us.
I've posted a lot of pins in this forum, but no I'm not the Op and no I'm not in charge. I just think if we remember why @pecos started this forum, we can keep that original intent going; helping people find good deals on pins, and getting more pins up and running and back into circulation with collectors.
*Yes it is possible, and no......you won't die trying.